- Facility: Lab or Manufacturing
- Printer: Asiga Pro 4K
- Ventilation: Fume Hood or Carbon Filtration
- Resin Storage: Fridge or Freezer
- Post-Cure: Vacuum Oven or waveCure
- Cleaning Solution: supaRinse or Exploratory Solvents
- PPE: Gloves, Glasses, Pants, Shoes
- Resins: COR Alpha, COR Black, COR Bio
- Software: Asiga Composer
- Design Requirements
- Printer Settings
- Make sure to follow Asiga’s instruction to calibrate the build plate before printing. See the Asiga Pro 4K User Manual for instructions on how to do this.
- Set the printer temperature to 35 °C. See the Asiga Pro 4K User Manual for instructions on how to do this.
- It is important that the build head is clean (see Cleanup section below), free of any cured resin, and pre-warmed to 35 °C before printing. 5-10 minutes should be enough to pre-warm the build head after leveling. The temperature can be confirmed with an infrared thermometer.
The most important pre-print step is to warm the resin to ensure that is is a homogeneous solution before printing. Follow the detailed instructions for thawing . It is very important to ensure that the resin is fully thawed before printing.
For validated results, always use fresh resin. Guidance on re-using resin can be found in the cleanup section below.
Once the resin is fully thawed and pre-warmed to, pour the resin into the printer tray.
At the end of the print, the Asiga Pro 4K will automatically disable the heater and heating fan. Try to avoid touching the on-screen prompt prior to removing the part from the printer. (If you push “OK”, the fans and and heater will turn back on, which can contribute to increased odor during part removal.)
Rinse the parts following the part cleaning instructions .
- Asiga Pro 4K build heads can be safely baked. Baking parts directly on the build head can be a good way to minimize any dimensional warping during post-cure. The validated vacuum oven post-bake cycle can be found here .
- If you are using waveCure instead, please follow the instructions here .
- You can use a abrasive scouring pad (ie Scotch Brite) to clean build heads of residual cured resin. We recommend a final wipe with a acetone to remove any residual resin and debris.
- Un-used resin should not be poured back into the original container. We recommend storing used resin in a separate glass or aluminum bottle, in cold storage . Depending on the degree of usage, used resin can be used again for printing. It is recommended to filter the resin on the way back into the printer tray.
- Dispose of uncured resin and contaminated supaRinse according to your local guidelines. The SDSs can be found in the facilities requirements .